The larder is finally working

Finally, the last job on the list has been completed and the opening from the larder to the outside has been made. It has been fitted with a meshed grill on the inside and the outside to keep out insects and other nasties. There is also a sliding mechanism on each side to stop the airflow…

Painting the vaulted ceiling

We took the day off work to celebrate our wedding anniversary and spent it painting our new master bedroom. It was strangely nostalgic – reminding us of the time just after we were married when we were decorating our first home together, and a good chance to chat. The ceiling is now painted – we…

Better looking than a tumble drier

This is our solution for drying clothes when it is raining. Better looking than a tumble drier and lower running costs too! The roof will be glazed eventually

Tubes to carry light

This tube will carry light down to the middle of the house, lots of light coming through now – but the bottom has been boarded up so we don’t lose any children through the hole! Basically there’s a small round window in the roof, a small round window in the ceiling of the ground floor and…

Painting the pink bedroom

We used eco-friendly paints from the Earthborn clay-paints and eggshell ranges. The colours are Tutu (pink), contrasted with white. We didn’t realise that we had an outdated paint-card when we invited our daughter to choose her favourite colour for her bedroom, and only discovered when we came to order that Tutu is no longer part of…

Bye bye window!

We were surprised to get home today and find that our back bedroom window (looking out over the garden) had gone and the opening was bricked up. It was all in the plan, and it’s fine because there is a large window at the other end of the bedroom, it’s just that we hadn’t realised…

Eco-loo

We have taken delivery of an eco-loo! It’s actually an ordinary toilet that uses less water than normal to flush. The reviews are good so I’m hopeful it will work ok. I did look in to composting toilets but decided against one (at least not for the main bathroom) After carrying out research this seems to…